Addressing any legal matter in a California court can be intimidating. Family law matters can be especially daunting due to the many personal and emotional issues that attach through the bonds between spouses, children, and parents. Attorneys who work in the family law discipline may be effective assets for individuals who have to deal with legal matters related to divorce, child custody, and child support.
For example, a host of factors can play into whether a child will receive financial support from his non-custodial parent. Courts look at the economic situations of the child’s parents, as well as factors related to what it generally costs to raise a child in the area where he lives. Family law attorneys can help their clients work through the numerous support calculations needed to compute fair and reasonable child support sums for their clients’ kids.
After a child support amount is set, family law attorneys can also help their clients have those sums increased or decreased depending upon the children’s and parents’ needs. When a child’s necessary expenses increase, a custodial parent may need extra support from the non-custodial parent in order to adequately provide care for the child. When a non-custodial parent loses a job or endures a different form of financial loss, he or she may have to temporarily reduce the amount paid to the child. Family law attorneys can help in these and other scenarios where child support modifications are necessary.
For the many difficulties that a family may face with child support orders, the attorneys of Butler, Thiessen & Metzinger, Inc. & Associates are available. The firm’s attorneys work with clients in San Joaquin County, Stockton and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how its team of legal professionals can help you with your family law needs, please visit our webpage on child support.